I don’t consider Wynston and I to be “hikers.” Although we enjoy hiking, I have to keep strenuous activity to a minimum due to my osteoarthritis. Typically I come across trails that I’m interested in while exploring wilderness areas. That’s how I found Butcher Jones Trail. Wynston and I were visiting Butcher Jones rec area when I noticed a trail head off the coast of the beach. When we decided to hike the trail a week later, we weren’t disappointed. The dog-friendly Butcher Jones Trail is an intermediate hike which offers breathtaking views.
I’ve lived in Arizona for 20 years, but as I’ve become more well-traveled in the last couple of years I’ve realized that I’ve seen so little of our beautiful state. Sure, I’ve been to all of the major areas of Arizona and I’ve experienced tourist sites like the Grand Canyon and Tombstone, but there is so much I have yet to explore. Recently my stepdad took a trip to Lake Havasu, AZ and that was my inspiration for our upcoming trip. Wynston and I are heading there on February 20th, and 4Knines is our sponsor! To celebrate, we’re giving away a 4Knines car seat cover of the winner’s choice.
I’m dedicating 2019 to adventure and stepping outside my comfort zone. On days where I’m feeling less than adequate, rather than isolating myself and staying in my hermit cave, I leave my house instead. I find that when I get out into nature and explore new places with Wynston all of my worries disappear. One of my goals for this year is to travel around more of Arizona and truly enjoy everything The Grand Canyon State has to offer. So on a cloudy February day, we headed to Saguaro Lake and stopped at Butcher Jones Recreation Site to see what all the hype is about.
Ever since I was a little kid I’ve had this dream of traveling in an RV. I remember my dad would take my sister and I to RV shows in Indianapolis (where I grew up), and I was so enamored by these homes on wheels. I just thought it was the coolest thing ever. Now at 30 years old, I still think RVs are the coolest thing ever. All of these years later, despite my love for RVs, I’ve never traveled in one. And here’s the kicker – now I want to live in one full time so I can travel with country with Wynston. And I’m about to make it happen.
It’s that time of year again when people gather around the TV to enjoy the most watched sports game – the Super Bowl. For us, the Super Bowl is simply a reason to get together with friends and family to eat food and check out all of the new commercials. Oh, and don’t forget the Puppy Bowl! Nothing is cuter than watching puppies run around on a tiny football field to play with toys and each other. Whatever your plans are for the Super Bowl this year, I have a list of dog-friendly snacks for your Super Bowl party. Because let’s be honest – a party isn’t a party without the doggos.